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Shri Samasta Parajiya Pattani Soni Gnati Mahamandal
Rajkot, India



Click List of New Committee Members 2014

Mohanbhai Hall Renovation 2018 - Major Donors

Harshadbhai Rana Donates Generously to Rajkot Mahamandal 2015

2nd Phase - Distribution of Machines to the needy community sisters held on 3rd May 2014 at Rajkot

Distribution of Machines to the needy community sisters held on 26th January 2014 at Rajkot

An appeal for sewing machines fund for the needy - 2014

Invitation to CelebrateTHE GOLDEN JUBILEE     &    Golden Jubilee Celebration Report


Pranbhai Dhanak, Webmaster honoured 2013

Education Awards 2012

Navratri 2012

Samuh Lagna 2012

Sneh Milan 2012

Education Awards 2011

Editor Sunilbhai Dhanak welcomed in UK

Momai Mataji Madh - Appeal for Funds

Education Awards 2010

Education Awards 2009

Parajiya Samachar in English

Diwali and Sneh Milan 2009 - Education Awards Programme

Amubhai Dhakan for Padma Shree Award

Community Facilitation Programme 2007

Appeal for Donation

Lions Racecourse Trust - Launch of Hunf

Editor / Webmaster of Pattni Connection Website,
Shree Pranbhai Dhanak Honoured
by the Rajkot Soni Samaj

Memorial Donation in memory
of Late Kantaben Chhaganlal Arjan Dhanak

Pranbhai Dhanak (Editor/Webmaster -
Pattni Connection) interview

Pranbhai interview newspaper clippings

Pranbhai visit to the School for the Blind Girls

Visit to Racecourse Lions Club, Rajkot
by the Editor/Webmaster Pranbhai Dhanak from London




Shree Samast Parajiya Pattni Soni Gnati Mahamandal, Rajkot


Mahamandal Committee


    Shree Samast Parajiya Pattni Soni Gnati Mahamandal

Welcome 2019 - Welcome Guests to Rajkot
Report by Sunilbhai Dhanak, Editor, Parajiya Samachar

As we cross 2018 to enter 2019, we welcome the New Year that will bring new hope, great zeal and enthusiasm to our community.

We hope you join us in our resolution to serve and to give back for the betterment of our community.

Rajkot Mahamandal warmly welcomes visiting dignitaries

It was our pleasure to warmly welcome guests from UK, Nairobi and from centres in India.

Leaders, distinguished guests and visiting dignitaries were welcomed by the Rajkot Samaj committee members on Sunday 6th January 2019.

As the guests started coming in, a traditional Gujarati breakfast was served with masala chai.

Visiting dignitaries included :-

Harshadbhai Rana (Trustee, Nairobi Pattni Brotherhood)
Pranbhai Chhaganlal Arjan Dhanak (Webmaster, Pattni Connection)
Govindbhai Ghaghada (Trustee, Nairobi Pattni Brotherhood)
Vijaybhai Ghaghada (Chairman, Pattni Brotherhood)
Kantibhai Ghaghada (President, Jamnagar Samaj)
Narendrabhai Dhakan (Editor, Jamnagar Parajiya Prakash)
Vinubhai Ghaghada (Committee member)
Bharatbhai Narshi Mitha Ghaghada (Chairman, Pattni Connection Advisory Panel)
Sulochanaben Vaya (President, PPA Luton)
Lilavatiben Harshadbhai Rana (Nairobi)
Kumudben Pranbhai Dhanak (London)
Jyotsnaben Bharatbhai Pattni (President, PPA Birmingham)
Kundanben Ghaghada (London)



They were then welcomed with bouquet of flowers by the Rajkot committee members.

President Dhirubhai Sagar welcoming (L to R) Pranbhai Dhanak - Harshadbhai Rana - Govindbhai & Vijaybhai Ghaghada

(L to R) Narendrabhai Dhakan - Kantibhai Ghaghada  - Bharatbhai Ghaghada  -  Vinubhai Ghaghada


Lilavatiben Rana                                                                                      Kundanben Ghaghada                                                                               Sulochanaben Vaya

Kundanben, Sulochanaben, Jyotsnaben, Kumudben

 Hon. Secretary Mohitbhai Kagadada, Rajkot Mahamandal opened the meeting welcoming guests and thanked  Harshadbhai Rana for his generous donation of Rs 11,00,000 (Rs 11 lacs) towards the Senior Citizen Dining Hall.

Mohitbhai appealed to the visiting guests and to the community to support and donate generously to Mahamandal's endeavour to renovate Mohanbhai Hall.

Hon Secretary Mohitbhai Kagadada

Pranbhai Dhanak - Pattni Connection 

Mohitbhai then requested Pranbhai Dhanak, Pattni Connection webmaster to introduce the overseas guests and to kick start the meeting.

Pranbhai thanked Mahamandal committee for its warm welcome. He added that the gathering of leaders proves our desire to unite thus it becomes our duty to give maximum publicity to such a gathering. Such publicity will encourage and inspire all our Samaj institutions around the world to make progress and unite.

Pranbhai added that he was truly impressed with the renovation work that has been undertaken by the Rajkot Samaj.

Upon the completion of the renovation project, Pranbhai suggested that we should organise a grand opening that will be like a world gathering.

In order that members living abroad can plan to attend such an opening ceremony Pranbhai suggested that we give as much advance notice as possible. This will give enough time for members who wish to attend  to plan their holidays.

As it is going to take a year to complete the renovation work, it was decided to have a grand opening ceremony in January 2020.

Harshadbhai Rana, Trustee of Pattni Brotherhood agreed with the above suggestion. Thanking Rajkot Mahamandal for their initiative, he assured the committee of the full support. Our Samaj institutions and Pattni members globally too will support fully and attend the grand opening in big numbers.

Harshadbhai also suggested that for the benefit of our younger generations, all Gujarati Samaj publications to add few pages in English.

Govindbhai Ghaghada, Trustee of Pattni Brotherhood stressed the importance of having strong media that can keep informed our community members and to keep in touch with each other.

Jyotsnaben Bharatbhai Mitha, PPA Birmingham President also stressed the importance of having publications and communication in English for the benefit of the younger generation. She added that the new generation is not getting involved in the community activities so it is vital that we work towards encouraging their involvement.  It doesn't matter what teenagers do for their communities. Any involvement is good!

Bharatbhai Narshidas Mitha, Chairman of Pattni Connection Advisory Panel discussed about the community history that is kept by our Barot. He suggested that we should make effort to digitize and put the history on the website so that we retain the records for the benefit of our younger generation.

There was an unanimous agreement by all members present that our community will surely make progress by having such regular meetings, discussions and exchange of views.

Sunil R Dhanak, Editor
Prarajiya Samachar.

Dignitaries shown the ongoing renovation work